It’s about balance.
It’s about recognizing when you are going too far in one direction and being able to pull yourself back.
It’s about living in the power of the stillness.
It’s about resting easy in the choices you’ve made and taking care of what doesn’t sit right.
It’s about coming into your own and knowing that you direct your life.
It’s about taking responsibility for yourself and letting others do the same.
The thing about personal peace is that you are the only one who can make it happen.
There will always be negative events, people, and situations that will have the ability to reach inside your psyche and change your personal landscape from peace to chaos. But the truth is that can only happen if you give away your power and ALLOW it to happen. It is easy to place the blame on someone or something else, but ultimately, we make a decision in every instance to either keep – or give away our power.
The truth is that you…and you alone…control your destiny.
You can control your destiny in one of two ways: you can hand over your power to outside sources and or influences and become an observer of what happens to you, or you can stand in your power and analyze the ways in which you have disconnected from the truth of your soul and then take the reins as you make your life look the way you want it to look.
The power we hold is absolute. We just have to be willing to stand in our truth and want to feel the power. We also have to be willing to take full responsibility for all that we create.
The paradox of personal peace is that when you finally harness the ground-shaking power of your authentic soul…you will feel the most incredible peace you have ever felt.
When you let go of the chains that have bound you to people, thoughts, and memories of a broken past, you will be liberated and your heart will open to the point where you will not only feel more love for yourself, but you will feel so much more love for others who walk on this journey with you.
In the flash of an eye, you will recognize that we all are not very much different and that we are connected in ways that never made sense before. In your judgment of others, you will realize that you also judge yourself.
Your personal peace is a pre-requisite for world peace because the way you feel about and treat yourself ultimately becomes the way you feel about and treat others. When we heal ourselves, we lay the foundation for all to heal.
World peace can only be based on inner peace. If we ask what destroys our inner peace, it’s not weapons and external threats, but our own inner flaws like anger. This is one of the reasons why love and compassion are important because they strengthen us. This is a source of hope.
~Dalai Lama XIV
Sending the sweet energy of love and the wish for peace and the end of the atrocities being committed in Ukraine.
May you all, each and every one of you, feel the incredible power of your personal peace!